Horsham Club Knockout 2023-24: Mansson – Taylor (Rapidplay)

My knockout match against Alex Taylor had gone to its third game and first of the rapidplay games, played at thirty minutes each with a ten second increment. We played that game last night, and finally had a decisive result, which was in my favour. This takes me through to the semi-final of the competition.

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Sussex League Division 1 2023-24: Horsham 1 – Haywards Heath 1

Last night, Horsham 1 faced Haywards Heath 1 at home in the Sussex League. We managed to secure wins on the bottom two boards fairly easily, which left us needing just a draw from the top two boards. Although we lost on top board, our board two managed to secure a draw, and so we won the match, putting us top of the table again.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2023-24: Mansson – Taylor

My first game in the third round of the knockout against Alex Taylor was drawn, which meant that we went to a replay with colours reversed. That game was played last night, and it resulted in another draw; this means that we will have to go to a tiebreak match at a subsequent date, probably Tuesday 5th March.

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Sussex League Division 1 2023-24: Horsham 1 – Worthing 1

Last night, Horsham 1 scored an excellent 3.5-0.5 win over Worthing 1. I contributed an accurate win against Peter Larwood on board three.

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Horsham Club Championship 2023-24: Broom – Mansson

Last night, I played Mark Broom in round five of the club championship. Unfortunately for me, Mark got the better of the game and secured an important victory.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2023-24: Taylor – Mansson

Last night, I played Alex Taylor in the club knockout. As the game ended in a draw, we have to replay the fixture at a later date.

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Horsham Club Rapidplay 2023-24: Toth – Mansson

Last night, I played my Black game against Ben Toth in the club rapidplay competition. Although I soon managed to establish a winning advantage, my opponent managed to escape in the end with a draw, as both players ran very short of time.

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Paul Watson Trophy 2023-24: Horsham – Bognor Regis

Last Friday, Horsham played Bognor Regis away in the Paul Watson Trophy. In a tightly-contested match, Bognor Regis came out winners by the narrowest margin of 2.5-1.5.

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County Match (Open) 2023-24: Sussex – Surrey

Sussex suffered another heavy defeat against Surrey, this time in the home fixture, which was not surprising given their massive grading advantage.

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Sussex League Division 1 2023-24: Horsham 1 – Eastbourne 1

Last night, Horsham 1 were away against Eastbourne 1 in the Sussex League. The match is currently unfinished, with the score at 1.5 each, with one game adjourned.

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